Wide landscape & astro: Z 14-24, or combo of Z 14-30 and prime for astro?

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Peter Jaypf4126 New Member • Posts: 20
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lardo wrote:

Looking at ultra-wide lens for landscape, indoor, and astrophotography using a Z6 II.

Thinking of either:

  • Two lens solution with the Z 14-30 f/4 and a separate prime lens for astro (Z 20 f/1.8?), or
  • One lens solution with the new Z 14-24 f/2.8.

As usual, there are tradeoffs for either option. I’ve gone back and forth a few times now...

Both the Z 14-30 f/4 and Z 14-24 f/2.8 sound like amazing lens.

If not considering astro, I’d get the Z 14-30 for its reduced cost/weight/size and longer focal range, even though I’d lose one-stop.

But when also considering astro, I’m leaning towards the Z 14-24, for a one lens solution and an additional one-stop for indoors wide shots.

Thoughts or other recommendations??

Your 2 lens solution is pretty close in price to your 1 lens solution even with black Friday deals.  Check out this video below. He has all 3 lenses.  He also addresses astrophotography in his use case.

Hudson Henry: Approaching the Scene 121: Nikon's New 14-24 2.8 S Lens & Z6ii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTKMA86fylg&t=1621s

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